Volcanism and Tectonism in the Columbia River Flood-Basalt Province
Revisions to the estimates of the areal extent and volume of the Columbia River Basalt Group
Published:January 01, 1989
Terry L. Tolan, Stephen P. Reidel, Marvin H. Beeson, James Lee Anderson, Karl R. Fecht, Donald A. Swanson, 1989. "Revisions to the estimates of the areal extent and volume of the Columbia River Basalt Group", Volcanism and Tectonism in the Columbia River Flood-Basalt Province, Stephen P. Reidel, Peter R. Hooper
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The previously accepted estimates for the areal extent (200,000 km2) and volume (325,000 to 382,000 km3) of the Columbia River Basalt Group (CRBG) have, upon reevaluation, been found to be too large. New area and volume estimates for 38 units that compose most of the CRBG indicate that it once covered an area of approximately 163,700 ± 5,000 km2 and has a volume of approximately 174,300 ± 31,000 km3. Our work further suggests that the volume of individual flows is huge, on average exceeding hundreds of cubic kilometers. The maximum known volume of...